SolarLab Main Office
DK-8260 Viby J
+45 6017 8031
DK-1205 København K
SolarLab North America
370 Jay Street, floor 7
Brooklyn, NY-11201, USA
+1 (888) 995-7822
Founded by Peter Melchior, Kristin Rødder and Anders Smith, SolarLab combines 20 years of PV engineering and production experience with over 30 years of architectural and industrial design expertise, to provide custom solar facades with unrivaled design freedom.
Built on the experience of operating an innovative and high volume PV factory under the LatitudeSolar brand in Northern Sweden, SolarLab today focuses entirely on bespoke solar facades, produced in our factory outside Aarhus in Denmark, with a network of high quality local suppliers and an EU based supply chain.
Buildings must be build to last and our solar facade cladding leverages proven technologies to deliver resilient and long lasting facades. Our deep technical understanding and long production experience ensures that our systems are maintenance free and provide sustainable energy in a beautiful facade.
Produced in Europe using state-of-the-art technology and only high quality materials to ensure durability, resiliency and a minimal environmental footprint .
Our experienced, trained and dedicated manufacturing team proudly ensures that every panel made is tested and lives up to the quality required to ensure the long lifespan needed as a facade cladding.
Both products and manufacturing are thoroughly tested and certified according to international standards and inspected by TÜV at annual factory inspections.
The SolarLab facade systems have undergone rigorous fatigue testing of all components as well as durability and strength testing of assemblies. The tests are designed to reflect Scandinavian real life environmental and working conditions over a 30-year time span – with a reasonable additional safety margin.
The basis for the testing is DS/EN 1991-1,-3 og -4 (Eurocodes for wind- and snow-load as well as accompanying national annexes), with an added margin to cover extreme climatic and operational conditions that could adversely impact a facade panel with integrated photo voltaic cells.
We strongly believe that truly sustainable architecture is achievable and that lowering the environmental footprint of our buildings is critical to our shared future, so we will work hard to make this happen.
We specialise in bespoke solar facades and work closely with property owners, developers and architects to realise creative, resilient and cost effective solutions that enable Net-Zero and ZEB-COM architecture.
We strive to only use sustainable energy and materials with a high recycled content, to ensure that our products are recyclable and can enter a circular economy, to create jobs locally and to be the preferred supplier by sharing knowledge and pushing the boundaries of what is possible to achieve what is desirable.
Thanks to our integrated production pipeline as well as deep production and material knowledge SolarLab can offer cladding finishes ranging from the traditional all-black to brightly colored and from high-gloss to satin or structured finishes. This ensures optimal and invisible integration of the energy producing technology in a durable and resilient facade that also supports the visual and functional requirements of the project.
One of our key suppliers of glass coatings are Kromatix™ who have developed a range of anisotropic and striking color coatings. On the rear of the glass, ultra thin layers create periodic nano-structures that reflects just a fraction of the incoming light to create the impression of color, while letting most of the light through to generate electricity. This allows for unrivaled efficiency and a unique high quality facade that is maintenance free.
To satisfy our mission of enabling energy sustainability and making every facade a solar facade, we are continuously developing new coatings and solutions. Before we deploy them in projects we need to prove their value and contribution, both in the laboratory and in real life. SolarLab therefore work closely with universities and testing facilities around the world to test them mechanically, their durability, resilience and fire resistance.
SolarLab collaborates with universities and partners around Europe in research and development projects to explore new coatings, finishes and material to satisfy project desires, understand national requirements around the world and to ensure our solutions surpass the needs of the future.
One example is the EnClose research projects to explore technical and design solutions in order to develop best-in class facade cladding with integrated solar cells, to be used in new build as well as multistory housing refurbishments.
The EnClose project is realised by SolarLab with Kuben Management, Department of Built Environment at Aalborg University and Denmark’s Technical University Department of Photonics Engineering. The project team combine a unique set expertise in both the development of new building materials as well as photo voltaic systems. The 7600 man-hour project has received 6.100.000 DKK in funding from EUDP.